Update for Tuesday, August 2. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

Corrie Standard Time: October 11, 2011

Well, if it’s Tuesday then it’s time for John to concoct another lie to cover his identity theft. Brian wants to know why Owen was calling him “John” when clearly he’s Colin Fishwick. John should also explain why people have a habit of bursting into his house and intimidating him.

So John, who’s getting good at this lying thing, actually comes up with a lie that is fairly resembles the truth: he is Colin Fishwick but after seeing a murder, he assumed the identity of “John Stape” (his middle and mother’s maiden name, respectively) and forever lives in fear one “Mr. Big”.

No, not that one.

Not that one, either

When Fizz comes home he hurriedly explains to her what he told Brian and, of course, she’s furious and not even a documentary about cows and the promise of sweet n’ sour chicken can calm her down.

Brian agrees to keep his secret and John thinks that’s the last he’ll see of him but on his way home, he runs into Julie Carp who has spilled her groceries. They bond over a shared love of Neil Diamond and go to the Rovers for a drink where they serenade each other with “You don’t bring me flowers”.

When John and Fizz arrive at the pub for a pre-Chinese drink, they see Brian and Julie getting on. Brian starts winking at John like he’s having a seizure. John and Fizz decide the best thing to do is break this pair up before anything happens.

Is it just me or is John Stape totally Jerry Lundegaard from “Fargo”?

“Well, that’s, that’s, I’m not gonna go inta, inta … see, I just need money.”Chesney’s being a right gentleman about doing sex to Katie. He hasn’t blabbed to his mates (save Kirk), gives her a watch that tells time in lots of different countries (including England), and brings her flowers afterward. Unfortunately, he’s intercepted by Owen who throttles him and tells him to take it easy with his baby girl. This does not deter them from doing sex to each other later.

Graeme wants to know why Tina’s so angry with David but she deflects the question and tells him to go live with David if he loves him so.

Tyrone fails to cover up the fact that he and Jack went to a lapdancing club. Eventually Tyrone breaks it to her that Jack is dying and is living out his bucket list. He may not get to London or get to France but by God, he’s gonna see some underpants. All is forgiven and Molly tells Jack he can go to as many lapdancing clubs as he likes. Jack just wants to enjoy every minute he has left. There’ll be time for crying after he’s gone.


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15 Responses to Update for Tuesday, August 2. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

  1. Bea says:

    I always wondered where does Julie live?

    • S. Poole says:

      Blimey, not sure if they have mentioned it. Maybe during the whole storyline with her being Eileen’s sister? Was trying to keep track of where Kirk lives, he was at Peacocks at one point, with Ches, in Maria’s flat (until the Alahans moved in?)…. I must be getting old, can’t keep up. 😉

  2. Bea says:

    I always wondered, Where does Julie live?

  3. haili says:

    Doesn’t she have an apartment someplace – not on Corrie St.? I can’t keep up with Kirk either. He’s gone for weeks and then only pops up once in awhile.

    I always thought that was one of the saddest songs ever, but Julie and Brian made it the funniest. It was good to have some humour for a change. John tells the lamest lies ever. What happens now when Julie mentions his little episode confining Rosie? Wouldn’t the truth have been better? Anyway, that was a great duet, though John Stape didn’t think so.

  4. haili says:

    Kirk lives about the hair salon with Maria and the baby.

  5. Long Time Lurker says:

    Thanks for the photo of a young Chris Noth. Yumm… totally distracted me from the antics of the Corrie residents. Now I remember why I started watching Law and Order so many years ago.

  6. beanie says:

    I have always thought Julie was a little odd. She seems to be open to any type. Kirk/Brian …go figure.

  7. Gayle says:

    Beanie, I think the word you are looking for is desperate. The pickings on the street are very slim for single men – David(ugh), Nick(ugh) Kieran(yum but out of her league) Kirk (been there done that) and Norris(ugh). My husband who barely tolerates Corrie really likes Julie maybe because she always seems happy and upbeat.

  8. haili says:

    Julie could have been straight out of the 50s with that dress she wore on her date with Brian. I could picture Marilyn Monroe in that outfit and hairdo.

  9. Diane (tvor) says:

    This was one of the funniest episodes in a long time. Brian and Julie are just magic together! Each as daft as each other. I really enjoy Julie, she’s off the wall, over the top and just classic! Yes, her sense of style is amazing and it is so perfect for her. I wonder how they came up with the idea for Julie’s personal style? I believe she does have a little flat somewhere, one of the few people that lives outside the immediate neighbourhood.

    Maria arranged for Kirk to live in the salon flat when she was back temporarily at the time of the Tony/factory thing. Then when she came back for good, she just moved in there.

    • John says:

      I’m a big fan of Julie’s as well. I loved the bright pink 50’s style polka dot dress she wore to the uber-trendy restaurant last night.

      It’s a shame Brian’s not-at-all-separated wife put the kibosh on their relationship.

      “It’s true what they say on the consumer advice shows: If looks too good to be true, it probably is!”

      “Oh, get yourself a set of specs and a course of self-esteem!”

  10. missusmac says:

    I usually find it agony to watch John’s huge whopping lies, and his double life, but the Julie/Brian coupling was a silver lining in that. I am finding it hard to get my head around Jack being terminal and dying. The older folks on the street are gems, and there aren’t too many of ’em left! Makes me sad.

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